So I abandoned my lovely wife and pedal partner Sunday and headed up to Melones to bake some winter out of my bones and hopefully reverse the skunk trend I have been on lately. Splashed the yak at 9:00 from T-Town ($10 launch this year) and headed for the Dam.
Water was reasonably clear 58 degrees some debris, intermittent breeze, no floating cheese please.
Have always hooked fish here, just not today.
Lake not full but rising rapidly.
Some fascinating geology near the dam
I worked the face of the dam with trolling stuff.
I bobbered every rock face. At Oroville every nook in this rock would hold spots.
I worked morning dawn robo worms from 2 ft to 40 feet. Went back to the jointed Rapala. Finally had by bell rung with a tiny but welcome spot.
Sought comfort in the bottle
Wind started to pop and I had a long paddle back so I rigged up a sail that got me to 2 MPH.
One last bladder stop
11 mile pedalled making for 22 miles over the weekend. Really enjoying the Wave Walkers.